Theological and Practical Themes
in Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship



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This study is structured around the chronology of Paul's life; it is not a comprehensive or systematic theology of Paul. However, I have also sought to include a brief discussion of some of the important theological and practical themes, especially as they relate to the events of Paul's life. Here are the sections where some of these themes are discussed.

  • Atonement, Substitutionary (5.4, Appendix 4)
  • Apostleship (2.5)
  • Bi-vocational Ministry, Tent-Making (6.3)
  • Calling (2.5; 9.3)
  • Christ, Exaltation of (11.2)
  • Christ, Knowing (11:5)
  • Christ, Supremacy of (11.3)
  • Christ, Union with (11.4)
  • Cross, Message of (5.4)
  • Crucified with Christ (5.4; 9.3)
  • Death, Christian View of (10.4-10.6)
  • Demonization, Demons (7.3; 8.1)
  • Discipling (3.5; 6.3; 9.3)
  • Evangelism (see Gospel)
  • Exorcism (3.2; 5.2; 7.3; 8.4)
  • God-Fearers (3.2; 3.3; 3.5)
  • Gospel Presentation to Gentiles (3.4)
  • Gospel Presentation to Jews (3.3)
  • Gospel as a Spiritual Weapon (8.2)
  • Grace, Salvation by (3.3; 4.3)
  • Grace, Prevenient (4.3; 4.4; 5.2)
  • Guidance (5.1)
  • Holy Spirit, Baptism of (2.3; 7.2)
  • Holy Spirit, Fillings of (3.2; )
  • Holy Spirit, Guiding of (2.3; 2.4; 7.3; 9.3)
  • Holy Spirit and the Law (1.3; 4.2)
  • Holy Spirit, Filling Gentiles (4.2; 7.2)
  • Holy Spirit, Power of (3.2; 7.3; 8.4)
  • Holy Spirit, Indwelling, Regeneration (7.2; 11.4)
  • Holy Spirit, Revelation by (see Revelations to Paul; Prophecy in Early Church)
  • House Churches (6.3)
  • Knowing Christ intimately (11:5)
  • Law, Judaizers and Gentiles (4.1; 4.2)
  • Law and Righteousness (1:3)
  • Leadership (3.5; 9.3)
  • Lost people, God's Dealings with (6.2)
  • Miracles and Evangelism (3.4; 7.3)
  • Miracles as a Spiritual Weapon (8.4)
  • Moral Teaching as Discipling (3.5)
  • New Israel (4.5)
  • Passion to Know Christ (11.5)
  • Persecution and Pressures (7.4)
  • Perseverance (3.3)
  • Pharisees (1.1; 4.3)
  • Praise, Power of (5.2; 8.3)
  • Prayer, Intercessory (7.4; 8.3)
  • Prayer in Anxiety (8.3)
  • Power Encounters (3.2; 7.2; 8.4)
  • Predestination and Evangelism (4.4)
  • Prophecy in Early Church (2.3; 9.1)
  • Resurrection and Christ's Coming (6.4)
  • Revelations to Paul (2.2; 11:1)
  • Righteousness by Faith (1.3)
  • Sabbath-keeping (see Sunday Worship)
  • Salvation (see Grace, Salvation by)
  • Salvation of Gentiles (4.5)
  • Salvation, Metaphors of (Appendix 4)
  • Satan's Domain and Demons (8.1)
  • Signs and Wonders (see Miracles)
  • Spiritual Gifts (2.5; 8.4)
  • Spiritual Warfare (7.4; 8.1-8.5)
  • Stewardship (5.2; 9.1)
  • Sunday Worship (4.2; 9.1)
  • Surrender (see Crucified with Christ)
  • Unity in Christ (4.5)
  • Witness and Testimony, Power of (9.2)
  • Work Ethic (6.3)

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